lucrative

[ loo-kruh-tiv ]
/ ˈlu krə tɪv /

adjective

profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business.

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Origin of lucrative

1375–1425; late Middle English lucratif (< Middle French) < Latin lucrātīvus gainful, equivalent to lucrāt(us) (past participle of lucrārī to make a profit, gain by economy; see lucre) + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for lucrative

lucrative
/ (ˈluːkrətɪv) /

adjective

producing a profit; profitable; remunerative

Derived forms of lucrative

lucratively, adverblucrativeness, noun

Word Origin for lucrative

C15: from Old French lucratif; see lucre
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